Descending Boulders and Crater
This image shows a portion of a crater and a line of large boulders located near asteroid Bennu’s equator. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 11, from a distance of 3 miles (4.9 km). The field of view is 226 ft (69 m). For scale, the width of the crater is 136 ft (41.5 m), which is about the length of a mid-sized commercial aircraft. The image was obtained during Flyby 6A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam north and east.
Date Taken: April 11, 2019
Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
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